NEW DELHI, Jul 26 2016 (IPS) - Deepa Kumari, a 36-year-old farmer from Pithoragarh district in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, lives in a one-room tenement in south Delhi’s Mongolpuri slum with her three children. Fleeing devastating floods which killed her husband last year, the widow landed up in the national capital city last week after selling off her farm and two cows at cut-rate prices.
- UNICEF and partners continue to meet on-going humanitarian needs, respond to small, localised emergencies and to prepare for the impact of the upcoming Typhoon season. UNICEF and partners have reached more adults and children in the first half of 2016 than planned for providing access to safe water, learning materials, safe spaces for learning, Vitamin A supplementation and deworming.
La Alcaldía de Quibdó decretó el 21 de julio la calamidad pública debido a un vendaval y fuertes lluvias que se presentaron en la madrugada ese mismo día en el municipio. La UNGRD reporta que por lo menos unas 4.0281 familias resultaron damnificadas (cerca de unas 20.000 mil personas) en 60 barrios de la zona urbana. El Comité Departamental de Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres (CDGR) continúa con la consolidación del censo de damnificados; y con el apoyo de los organismos de socorro locales y la Fuerza Pública realiza una evaluación de necesidades.
Overall Situation: Nearly 15,70,571 people are affected by floods in 19 districts of Assam. The most affected districts are Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Jorhat, Dhemaji, Barpeta, Bongaigaon & Dhubri where over one lakh people are affected in each district. Authorities have opened 322 Relief Camps & 60 Relief Distribution Centre that houses total 1,27,786 inmates. Relief has been distributed as per requirement in all the flood affected areas. NDRF, SDRF and Indian Army are helping the district administration in evacuating the affected population to safe places.
Several Dutch aid organisations have joined their efforts to help drought victims in Somalia, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia. Millions of people are in acute need. The organisations, united as the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA), offer relief aid as a well as long term aid, to help the people recover.
New facilities for Chitral community enhance safety and gender justice
Islamic Relief has been tackling gender injustice with a bathroom building scheme in a remote area of Pakistan.
In the Himalayan Bamburat Valley, in the northern district of Chitral, the Kalash indigenous group is Pakistan’s smallest religious minority, with a community of less than 5,000.
From July onwards, WFP will start ration reduction for relatively better-off IDPs in northern Shan, who have access to additional income sources.
WFP will discontinue relief assistance for 2,800 better-off Kokang returnees.
The flooding situation in Assam has further deteriorated with the number of affected people increasing to 1.2 million. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, 220 relief camps with 88 133 persons and 130 relief distribution centres are currently operating to address the situation.
Media reports claim that 7 people have lost their lives due to floods. Loss of crop, shelter and infrastructure like roads, embankments and bridges is also being reported.
- CENTRAL WATER COMMISSION (DAILY WATER LEVELS AND FORECASTS FOR LEVEL FORECAST SITES)
According to the Central Water Commission (CWC) report dated 25/07/2016, 03 High and 22 Moderate flood sites have been reported in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh & West Bengal.
HIGH FLOOD SITUATION
i) River Beki at Beki Road bridge , District- Barpeta , Assam is flowing at 45.83 m against danger level 45.1 m with Rising Tread.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
- Early outlook favourable for 2016 main paddy crop
- Rice exports in 2016 expected close to last year’s level
- Prices of rice decreased in early July, but remain high
- Floods for second consecutive year severely affected large number of people, especially in Chin and Rakhine states
Early outlook favourable for 2016 main paddy crop
In 2011 when Choluteca of Honduras fell victim to a devastating flood, volunteers of Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation in Honduras began the assistance to bring relief to the area. In June, while Tzu Chi volunteers were in Honduras for the ribbon cutting ceremony of the recently completed Da Ai village in Choluteca, we also took the opportunity to hold a free clinic to safeguard the local residents' health. In total, six doctors provided clinical services, while 23 medical students helped with translations.
- All rivers in KP in low floods: PDMA report
- First monsoon spell floods roads, causes accidents in Capital
- Need for more dams: Water storage capacity drops 35%
- Flood contingency plan prepared for Islamabad
- Directions issued for making anti-dengue campaign a success
- Pakistan will assist Afghanistan in fighting terrorism, says PM
- Pakistan gives shut-up call to India on Kashmir
- Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park blast: CTD still clueless about mastermind, facilitators
1. Flood condition above danger levels
According to the (12:30) hr M.S.T observation today, the water level of Chindwin River at Hkamti has exceeded by about (5½) feet above its danger level, it may remain above its danger level during the next (3) days.
According to the (12:30) hr M.S.T observation today, the water level of Ngawun River at Ngathaing Chaung has exceeded by about (1½) feet above its danger level, it may remain above its danger level during the next (5) days.
Over 20 health professionals from all six provinces of Vanuatu are in Port-Vila this week to scale up public health surveillance with the Pacific Data for Decision-Making (DDM) training programme.
The week-long training is jointly organised by Vanuatu Ministry of Health and the Pacific Community (SPC) as part of the recovery activities in response to Cyclone Pam project funded by the German Development Bank (KfW).
◾On 23-24 July, heavy rain affected several parts of the country, especially the eastern region, causing floods. Approximately 79 mm of rain in 24 hours were recorded in Biratnagar and 64 mm in Dhankuta (eastern region) over 23-24 July.
◾As of 25 July early morning (UTC), local media report one person dead, two missing, two injured, thousands evacuated and at least 500 homes damaged, in several districts of the Eastern region.
· In 2016, UNICEF has reached more than 1.1 million people with access to clean water through the rehabilitation and drilling of water schemes, provision of water purification materials and through water trucking in the drought affected regions of Afar, Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, Somali and Tigray.